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  • The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jake Tapper
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    Overall
    (394)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (351)

    At 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 3, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating was viciously attacked by Taliban insurgents. The 53 U.S. troops, having been stationed at the bottom of three steep mountains, were severely outmanned by nearly 400 Taliban fighters. Though the Americans ultimately prevailed, their casualties made it one of the war's deadliest battles for U.S. forces. And after more than three years in that dangerous and vulnerable valley a mere 14 miles from the Pakistan border, the U.S. abandoned and bombed the camp.

    Jason says: "A must read!"
    "Disappointed"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The approach is too repetative a treatment of the losses.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jake Tapper again?

    Maybe. Depends on the subject.


    Was The Outpost worth the listening time?

    Don't think so.


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